Robert Downey Jr. was doing an interview with London’s Channel 4 News on Monday to promote The Avengers: Age Of Ultron, but things didn’t go quite as planned. Instead of just talking about the movie and, you know, acting, the reporter decided to ask him about his seedy past and RDJ wasn’t feeling it. So he did what any badass would do: he got up and walked out of the interview. Of course, that was after he told Krishnan Guru-Murphy that he was getting “a little too Diane Sawyer-y”. Ha!
That’s gotta be tough as a reporter, because the chances that this dude wrote his own questions are slim to none, so it’s an awkward position to be in. Then again, if you have integrity, you should aim to ask questions that are unique, that people want to hear about and that are also respectful to the entertainer… especially when he’s asking about shit that happened YEARS ago and that RDJ has talked about 200 times already. Yikes.
Robert Downey Jr. and his wife Susan announced that they were expecting their third child back in July, and now that child is here! It’s a baby girl! She was born in Los Angeles this week, though that’s literally all we know: not what day, not what the baby’s name is or anything else.
The baby is said to be healthy, however, and will soon go home to join his 2-year-old brother Exeter and 21-year-old Indio, Robert’s son from a previous marriage (who is now in jail for drugs).
Robert Downey Jr. certainly had his share of run-ins with the law in his youth, and also did a bit more than dabbling with drugs for quite a few years, as well. It seems his former lifestyle has rubbed off on his son, however, as his 20-year-old son has now been charged with felony drug possession.
As TMZ previously reported, the 20-year-old was arrested in June after cops noticed he was a passenger in a car in West Hollywood … smoking something out of a pipe. Authorities say Indio — who appeared in “Kiss Kiss Bang Bang” — was in possession of cocaine.
Sources tell TMZ … Indio — a first-time offender — is automatically entitled to a drug diversion program.
In addition to the felony, Indio has been charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
Robert Downey Jr. thanked the L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept. for what he called “their intervention.”
Jeez, what’s wrong with kids? Here’s hoping he can get some help, serve his time and turn his life around like his father did.
It seems to be a week of celebrity babies again. First there was the great Ryan Gosling / Eva Mendes pregnancy news, and now it seems Robert Downey Jr. is joining the club, and he announced on Twitter Wednesday that he and wife Susan are having a baby girl come November:
Never mind that it’s only August. Zimbio polled their readers and came up with the hottest 25 actors of 2013. Here’s who they are. Where do you stand? Do you agree or disagree? Number one was surprising to me, in the, “let pause and think, ‘…really?’” way. And can you guess who made the top 10 that also made the top 10 in the Ugliest Men list?
In between shooting movies and making kids cry, Robert Downey Jr has found time to sign a massive deal with mobile phone company HTC to become their new spokesperson. He got $12 million for the gig, which isn’t bad at all.
HTC has enlisted actor Robert Downey Jr. for a two-year global marketing deal worth about $12 million to promote the Taiwanese company’s smartphone brand, according to two people with knowledge of the plans.
Downey will feature in the campaign as himself, not the characters he plays in movies including Iron Man and Sherlock Holmes, and will have final say over creative elements, the people said, declining to be named because the talks aren’t public. The maker of the slim, metal HTC One handset will likely feature Downey in television, print and billboard ads, they said.
I’m ride or die for the iPhone, but you know people are mad suggestible and anyone who’s super into RDJ will probably make the switch… or maybe not? I dunno, but I feel like people are really impressionable. The HTCs look nice, but I’ve never actually used one. Either way, good for him raking in even more money. I love when rich people get richer!!
Robert Downey Jr is pretty widely recognised as being THE BEST, so I’m sure it’ll be very shocking to hear that he’s responsible for making an 18-month-old little boy cry. How heartless can you be, man?
I kid, of course – little Jaxson Denno was totally fine in the end. His mom told him that the new Iron Man film was shooting in their Massachusetts hometown and he was pretty upset when he met not Iron Man himself but… RDJ without his costume. Uh oh!
Not to worry – once he came over to talk to the little boy and his mother, Jaxson perked up.
“He was fine as soon as he talked to him,” Jaxson’s mother, Heather Denno, told PEOPLE, explaining that her young son “was so confused because I kept telling him it was Iron Man and he knew it wasn’t. Well, not Iron Man in the suit.”
Right, so Robert Downey Jr is the best after all. Whew, that was a close call.